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Red Cross seeking type O negative blood donations

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The American Red Cross is in need of type O negative blood donors.

Eligible donors with type O negative blood are encouraged to make a whole blood or double red cell donation through the Red Cross.

“Type O negative donors are an important part of the Red Cross trauma team,” said Todd Wagner, donor recruitment director for the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “While all blood types are needed, type O negative donations are necessary in emergency situations when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type. Because there is such a high demand for type O negative blood, O negative donors are needed to donate often.”

Click here to schedule a blood donation appointment, or call 1-800-733-2767.

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